Usain Bolt, the world fastest man, has defended his titled by clinching gold in the 100 metres race in the ongoing IAAF competition.
Usain Bolt, the popular Jamaican sprinter and world fastest man has won the 100 metres race in the ongoing International Athletics Association Federation IAAF competitions in Beijing.
A BBC sports expert analyzed the race saying;
I’m amazed. This is Usain Bolt’s best race ever. He knew it was a completely different set of circumstances for him. He’ll be most proud of this win without a doubt. It’s not about technique, it’s about running for your life and he’s got the talent to be able to do that.
Usain Bolt ran 9.79 seconds to emerge winner in the race. He beat his closest rival Justin Gatlin in the much anticipated race. Justin Gatlin came second while Canada’s Andre de Grasse and young American Trayvon Bromell were both awarded bronzes in 9.92secs.
Gatlin had looked unbeatable in running 9.77secs in his own semi-final, but starting out in lane seven – US team-mate Tyson Gay between him and Bolt in five – he was the slowest of the main contenders from the block.
Many athletics experts have commented on Usain Bolt’s victory. Michael Johnson, eight-time world champion commented that;
Usain Bolt was challenged here more than he has been at any time during his career. Put on top of that the burden of ‘saving the sport’ which was placed on his shoulders, it means that the pressure was there. I have to give him so much credit for that performance.
Much is also expected from the highly talented athlete in the 200 metres race. Radio 5 live commentator Mike Costello claimed that;
Hopefully there will be more to come with the 200m for Usain Bolt later in the week. He could dominate these championships and that would be very welcome for anybody with a semblance of feeling for this sport.
The elated Usain Bolt was too excited to speak as he went on dancing and celebrating his victory with friends and fans. He is currently preparing to clinch gold again in the 200 metres.